BREAKING: Southeast Governors Take Final Decision on IPOB’s Sit-At-Home, Ignore Nnamdi Kanu

BREAKING: Southeast Governors Take Final Decision on IPOB’s Sit-At-Home, Ignore Nnamdi Kanu

  • Southeast governors have released a communique after meeting in Enugu state on Tuesday, October 5
  • The governors condemned the IPOB's sit-at-home order which is usually enforced every Monday in all states in the region
  • Another issue discussed by the governors borders on the Ebubeagu security outfit and the need to back it up by laws

Government House, Enugu state - The southeast governors and traditional rulers on Tuesday, October 5, condemned the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which is usually enforced every Monday. reports that the governors' position was contained in a communique read by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, the chairman of the southeast governors' forum.

IPOB’s Sit-At-Home: Southeast Governors Take Final Decision, Ignore Nnamdi Kanu
Southeast governors, political leaders, traditional rulers, others meet in Enugu. Photo credit: Francis Nwaze
Source: Facebook

The communique was made available on Facebook by Francis Nwaze, Governor Umahi's media aide.

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After rising from a meeting with some selected leaders at the Government House, Enugu, the governors declared that the sit-at-home order is mostly issued by those in the diaspora who do not feel the pains that it is causing the zone.

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They resolved to do everything within the law to ensure that there is no further sit-at-home in the southeast and that people are allowed to freely move about.

The governors also condemned the killings in the region and agreed to join hands with security agencies to ensure peace is restored.

They also agreed that the Southeast Ebubeagu security outfit be launched in all the states in the zone and laws backing it passed in the five states before the end of 2021.

Governor Umahi also said the meeting received the committee report from Ohaneze on various matters affecting the southeast, especially on the issue of security and marginalization.

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The governors resolved to study the reports for immediate implementation and engagement with the federal government for amicable settlement of all issues agitating the minds of the people in the zone. gathers that the meeting also resolved to support election in Anambra state and directed security agencies to ensure a peaceful poll come Saturday, November 6.

The governors commended all groups and the clergy for their efforts at interfacing with the youths in the zone. notes that the governors did not make any comment on the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB.

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Earlier, reported that the southeast governors’ forum condemned the killing of Chike Akunyili, husband of late Dora Akunyili, the ex-director general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

Akunyili was reportedly killed alongside his police escort and his driver, on Tuesday night, September 28, in Anambra state.

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Reacting, Umahi, chairman of the forum, in a statement on Wednesday, September 29, expressed worry over how the southeast is losing most of its finest to hoodlums.

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In another report, Governor Umahi has said the people of the southeast were responsible for the ongoing crises and killings in the region.

He stated this during the World Igbo Day celebration at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki on Wednesday, September 29.

Governor Umahi was represented at the occasion by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kenneth Ugbala.


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